Theme: Deliver Me From Distractions.
Text: Luke 10:38-42
The Causes of Distraction: Shifting our attention from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance.
Psalm 46:10 (NLT)
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)
38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
- Differentiating the Urgent From the Important.
- Putting First Things First
3 Ways Distractions Can Hinder Your Spiritual Growth.
- Distractions can keep us from salvation.
- Distractions can keep us from growing and living according to the life-giving truths of the gospel.
- Distractions can keep us from enjoying the Lord’s presence.
- Make sure that you have truly turned to Christ as the one who alone can rescue you and as the one who will be the guide for your living. Make sure your commitment is deep and extends to your life instead of being just a profession that is superficial.
- Set aside time every day for the Lord. Read His Word and spend some time reflecting and praying on what you read. Write down commands you find and set out to do what is said.
- Build quiet into your life. Make time when you can just enjoy God’s company . . . even if you have to get up a little earlier.
- Let’s encourage each other in our pursuit of God. Regularly ask each other about your devotional lives, your prayer time, and your worship practices. Let’s help each other grow.
In what ways are you distracted from following Jesus?